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Targeted Recruitment of Biomedical Engineering Graduate Students: The Influence of Recruitment Event Changes

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2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

Start Date

June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016

ISBN

978-0-692-68565-5

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Assessing Learning Outcomes for Flipped Classrooms, Recruitment and Research Internships, and Alternate Assessments for Online Courses

Tagged Division

Graduate Studies

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

20

DOI

10.18260/p.26013

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https://peer.asee.org/26013

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118

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Brittain Sobey The University of Texas - Austin

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Brittain Sobey is the Graduate Program Coordinator for the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. She earned her Master of Education from Boston University.

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Margo Cousins The University of Texas - Austin

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Ms. Cousins oversees undergraduate and graduate academic advising at the Department Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. She directs the office in strategic academic and professional development advising, capstone projects program, industry partnerships, first-year interest groups, and other special programs.

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Mia K. Markey The University of Texas - Austin

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Dr. Mia K. Markey is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Engineering Foundation Endowed Faculty Fellow in Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin as well as Adjunct Professor of Imaging Physics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Markey is a 1994 graduate of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy and has a B.S. in computational biology (1998). Dr. Markey earned her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering (2002), along with a certificate in bioinformatics, from Duke University. Dr. Markey has been recognized for excellence in research and teaching with awards from organizations such as the American Medical Informatics Association, the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Cancer Society, and the Society for Women’s Health Research. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a Senior Member of both the IEEE and the SPIE.

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Stephanie Ruth Young M.Ed. The University of Texas - Austin

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Stephanie Young is a doctoral student in educational psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on educational pathways to STEM careers, underrepresented minorities and females in STEM, and psychosocial influences on STEM learning. In her time at the University of Texas, she has worked with the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Biomedical Engineering on undergraduate student education initiatives. She draws on her experiences in technical recruiting and mathematics education to influence her research. Stephanie holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a master's in educational psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Abstract

This paper presents progress on an ongoing study of the effectiveness of the University of Texas at Austin’s Biomedical Engineering graduate program’s annual post-admission recruitment event in recruiting students of diverse backgrounds, including students of low SES, URMs, and those from Top 20 undergraduate engineering programs. Applicant, admit, visitor, and enrollee data was collected from 2009-2015. Recruitment event improvements have been made annually since 2012 to better cater to the student populations of interest. The initial results will inform future improvements and initiatives to meet our goal of recruiting the above mentioned target student populations.

Sobey, B., & Cousins, M., & Markey, M. K., & Young, S. R. (2016, June), Targeted Recruitment of Biomedical Engineering Graduate Students: The Influence of Recruitment Event Changes Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26013

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